Data/Information/Knowledge: a Boisot view

The distinction between data/information/knowledge remains tipically vague. The Boisot scheme help us to frame the distinction. “Data can be treated as originating in discernible differences in physical states of the world—that is, states describable in terms of space, time, and energy…Information constitutes those significant regularities residing in the data that agents attempt to extract from it…Finally, knowledge is a set of expectations held by agents and modified by the arrival of information. These expectations embody the prior situated interactions between agents and the world—in short, the agent’s prior learning” (Boisot)


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Cosimo Accoto

Research Affiliate at MIT | Author "Il Mondo Ex Machina" (Egea) | Philosopher-in-Residence | Business Innovation Advisor |

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